China singled out Japan and the European Union for failing to take more dramatic action against carbon pollution, signaling a rift at United Nations talks for a global treaty limiting fossil fuel emissions.
China said it’s prepared to compromise in a debate between developing countries and Japan that could be “disastrous” for the outcome of United Nations climate talks in Cancun, Mexico.
China this week softened its opposition to making a legally binding pledge to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, opening the possibility for a broader international effort to fight climate change.
"We need to put adaptation on the same footing as mitigation."
- Su Wei on Dec 05, 2014